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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      For competent riders, 2-5 hours, 30km of trails in total.

      Over 30km of trail is available for riding at Arapuke. Trails are mainly a mixture of grade 3 and grade 4 trails for intermediate to advanced riders, with a couple of grade 5 trails thrown in. There is plenty of smooth flowing trails to reward the 4km climb up Back Track. to get there or you can take a drive up Scott's Rd to the new car park and enjoy the trails at the top.

      You can check the conditions via the webcam near the top of the park, or the weather station.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Kahuterawa (K-Loop)
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      End of Kahuterawa Road, or Scotts Road
      Links
      Region Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 13
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 12 hours
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MMBC
      (www.mmbc.co.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #340
      Trails (view details)
      36
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails E-Bike
      29
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      7,633 ft
      Total Vertical
      942 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,421 ft
      Reports
      100
      Photos
      86
      Ridden Counter
      8,372

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: NewOldSkool
      87 |
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      trail: Kārearea
      15 |
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:09pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      trail: Chewbacca
      43 |
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:46am
      Mar 17, 2019
      trail: Kārearea
      56 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Feb 14, 2019

      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Home MTB Downhill with Braking Telemetry on...
      3:57 | 73 | May 22, 2019
      Third Run with Brake Power Meter
      1:45 | 39 | May 5, 2019
      Blind Run With Brake Power Meter
      1:50 | 32 | May 5, 2019
      Brake Power Meter Telemetry on GoPro
      trail: Chewbacca
      2:37 | 6521 | Apr 18, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Jumping Jack
      Jan 21, 2020 @ 1:42am
      12 hours
      DryRobbiesmithGetting abit overgrown in places, and a...
      Back Track
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      WetNickMcBSurprisingly damp under the trees.
      Ice Breaker
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      IdealNickMcB
      Rhythm and Vines
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      IdealNickMcB
      Siberian Express
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      IdealNickMcB
      Kārearea
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      VariableNickMcBDamp towards the bottom of the track near...
      Pūpū Rahi
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Variablempeacey
      Jack And The Beanstalk
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Variablempeacey
      NewOldSkool
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      WetmpeaceyTricky in spots, still drying after rain...
      About Time
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Idealmpeacey

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1371472RobbiesmithaddreportJumping Jack
      Jan 21, 2020 @ 1:42am
      12 hours
      user #1695866Route66JesseriddentrailKārearea and 8 more
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 5:26pm
      2 days
      user #1828323Josh0983riddentrailMr Twister
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:42am
      3 days
      user #2019978Jensonbate88riddentrailContainer Link and 1 more
      Jan 17, 2020 @ 10:03pm
      Jan 17, 2020
      user #1494119SalamandrDriddentrailChewbacca
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 2:17pm
      Jan 11, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1755570BertsbiketrailNewOldSkoolBest trail on the hill
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 11:08pm
      Nov 6, 2019
      user #1211791ZacscotttrailChewbaccaFreaking awesome new track. Track takes from...
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 3:10pm
      Apr 19, 2019
      user #1489993GrahamPudneytrailRhythm and VinesExcellent down hill track. Flowing and smooth....
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:02pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      user #1489993GrahamPudneytrailIce BreakerGood track. Bit of a laugh.
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:01pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      user #1489993GrahamPudneytrailBack TrackGood slog climb to the top.
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Mar 28, 2019

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      namedistance
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